A Brief History
Jack Badash entered the Gift Industry as a shipping clerk in 1936. Nine years later, after moving up the ranks and gaining invaluable experience and knowledge, he formed ‘Javit Badash Inc.’, the predecessor to Badash Crystal. Jack started Javit Badash Inc. with his immigrant shoemaker father’s life saving of $1,800. Badash became known among buyers for his American made hand-cut and machine-cut tumblers, stemware, gifts, and vases. The business grew slowly but steadily over the next 35 years. Jack was a creative product developer and a dynamic salesman. He developed many close relationships with customers, suppliers, and sales reps alike. The firm owned and operated cutting shops in Cumberland, Md., and Jane Lew, WV. In its heyday, Javit was the largest U.S. firm producing hand-cut and machine cut glassware.
In 1980, Jack Badash sold the company and tried retirement. Being way too active and energetic, Jack was not yet suited for retirement, so after a few years of consulting, he began Jack Badash Inc. now known as Badash Crystal. Badash Crystal began with hand-cut tumblers as Javit had, then grown to include Russian crystal imports. In 1987, Jack’s son, Mark Badash joined Badash Crystal after becoming disenchanted with the practice of law. Together, Jack and Mark have developed the business by bringing high quality and uniquely designed products from around the globe.
In April 2011, at the age of 92, Jack passed on and left Mark with a strong diverse organization. Jack believed in the American Dream and his life was an American success story. He had a burning entrepreneurial spirit with a persistence seldom found in today’s world. Badash, under Mark’s guidance, continues to grow and evolve into the 21st century with exciting new product introductions and navigating all the new ways of communicating and doing business. Our Point of View
We at Badash continually work to improve everything we do. From our exquisitely handcrafted crystal products to our simple yet elegant gift boxing, our focus is to strive to provide you with the best quality product and service in the marketplace. We are consistently introducing new gift, award and decor ideas in new colors shapes and patterns. Our latest acquisition of Robert M. Weiss Presents brings us into new categories of serving trays, tissue boxes, wall mirrors, coasters, boxes and waste baskets all produced by very talented artisans in Peru using the age old reverse painting on glass technique. For years we have offered and continue to bring the latest and greatest in crystal and products for awards, gifts, decor etc. including bowls, vases, decanters, barware, serve ware, perfume bottles, bottle stoppers, Murano style art glass figurines, candy dishes etc. Creating Customer Loyalty
A loyal customer comes from customer satisfaction. Our philosophy is to strive to provide our customers with the best value products available – combining quality, style, and value. We focus on all aspects of our product and service and provide our customers with gift items that portray elegance, quality and value. We will protect you by distributing our products through similar high quality levels of distribution and by avoiding discount prices. All sellers on the Web are required to maintain MAP pricing so all distributors are protected. We Are On Your Team
We want you to think of Badash as member of your staff. We are here to provide you with service and product to help increase your growth, success and profit. We will do everything humanly possible to assist you in achieving these goals. A Look Into The Future
As we continue to grow, our ability to serve you increases. Our commitment is to delight, intrigue and satisfy you, year after year. We accept the challenge of turning new ideas into reality and provide you with superb and unique new gift, award and decor ideas from around the globe.
Crystal and Glass are mystical substances of nature, which evolve from the Earth. Although solid and hard they are fragile. Often times clear and translucent, they can appear to be invisible. Like the Rose, crystal and glass are beautiful but can be dangerously sharp. Since 3000 B.C., the shapes and colors of crystal and glass have fascinated and intrigued all ages.
Webster’s defines crystal as clear colorless glass of superior quality. To the laymen, cut crystal is crystal and clear smooth glass is glass – not necessarily true. The fact is that 24% lead crystal is different then lead free crystal, not necessarily better or worse and not necessarily more or less valuable. High quality glass or lead free crystal is made up of natural elements like, limestone, sand, sodium oxide, dolomite, and potash. It is environmentally friendly, sustainable and recyclable. To get lead crystal, 24% lead oxide is added to the mix and the product becomes softer, less brittle, and more easily cut.
“Hand cut” means the glass item is held against a spinning stone to “cut” the design. It is truly artistic workmanship at its best. Our 24% hand-cut lead crystal is produced in the finest factories in Europe by the same artisans that have manufactured for Mikasa, Waterford, Lenox, and Sasaki. Every piece is individually and safely gift boxed. We offer superb quality and value for all your gift giving and/or personal pleasure.
Crystal without lead is not any less valuable than full lead crystal particularly when it is thick and heavy and finely designed such as our Sutton Galleries and Manhattan Collections. In fact, clear uncut crystal has to be particularly fine quality because the “flaws” or natural variations cannot be hidden by the cuts. Our factories are renowned for their standards of quality, which can be determined by the weight, and clarity of the crystal. Clear lead free uncut crystal has; over the years become our most popular category and a Badash specialty. We are proud to offer some of the world’s finest mouth blown lead free crystal.
Over the years, we have developed an extraordinary collection of cased crystal. Cased glass is when a layer of clear glass is blown over a layer of colored glass. This process leaves a nice clear thick sham and some gorgeous color above it. It is an intricate and challenging process that yields beautiful results when performed properly. Please visit Jack’s Palette Collection to see this category of beautiful pieces.Please note: Seeds or bubbles, which are small, are not flaws. Gases form bubbles when chemicals are untied by the melting of raw materials. Seeds do not affect the quality of the glassware or its beauty and small bubbles are a natural outcome of the glass blowing process. They do not affect the quality of the piece unless they are exceptionally large and/or break the surface. Our Murano style art glass collection tends to have more bubbles as here different colors are mixed naturally causing air bubbles in the process- this is normal, natural and acceptable. Each mouth blown piece of glass has its own personality and these minor variations add to its uniqueness.
A Brief History of Glass
Although, we are not completely certain, it appears the Egyptians began glassmaking as far back as 3,000 years ago. The Romans picked up on it and developed the skill to new levels and dominated glassmaking for centuries. The Venetians, in the 1200s, were the first to develop effective methods for removing impurities from the sand and other ingredients. Their skills became world-renowned. Glassblowers were actually held captive on the Island of Murano to keep their glassblowing secrets exclusive. Eventually other glassmaking centers began to develop in Germany, Spain and other European countries. In the U.S. glassmaking started in the 1600s and in the early 1800s American began pressing glass into molds.
After many hours of melting the ingredients to remove impurities and gases, a glassblower will take a gob of molten material on the end of his iron blowpipe. The blower will then shape the glass and spin the pipe while blowing the entire time. Another method is for the glass blower to inset the molten gob into a mold and blow the glass into the shape of the mold. To produce bowls or vases, the blower will produce a large bubble at the end of the blowpipe, then hand it off to the master craftsman who, while keeping the glass in motion by rolling the pipe, will shape, cut and cajole the piece into the desired shape. Today much glass is blown by machines, which actually melt, mold and finish the glass products. This process seems to reduce the romance and allure of the crystal or glass. Not so with Badash, we continue to focus on delivering to you beautiful handmade crystal and glass.
Badash Crystal is heritage quality crystal worthy of passing down from generation to generation!
What’s Behind the Badash Concept?
The short answer is customer satisfaction. Badash takes gift giving seriously but makes it fun with unique products and original designs combined with many of the basics. Our vision is to help you achieve your business goals and beautify the American home with great product and even better service. To help the world be a better place, we donate 10% of our profits to environmental and other charitable causes.
What are our Internet Sales Conditions?
In regard to internet sales, we firmly require that any distributor selling on the internet follow our MAP pricing which is available upon request. Additionally, no one is authorized to sell Badash products on Amazon without express written consent of Badash. Thank you in advance for your cooperation. This policy is in place to protect all those who distribute Badash products.
Is a line or cord in crystal a flaw?
No. A line or cord is not considered a flaw. This almost invisible difference in the density of the crystal occurs during the fusing of molten crystal. Although visible when it reflects light, the cord disappears when a goblet or vase is filled with water.
Does a seed or bubble in crystal constitute a flaw?
Tiny bubbles the size of a pin point sometimes form in the fusing or melting process and do not affect the quality of the piece. Such slight variations are natural results of handcrafting. In particular Artistic Glass pieces tend to have much more bubbles as when the colored glass is mixed, it is natural and unavoidable for these small air bubbles to appear.
What’s the difference between the way products look online and offline?
How our crystal appears online has a lot to do with your monitor resolution. To aid in your visualization of the product, we strive to provide you with good quality images, large photographs and the ability to zoom in on photographs online. Rest assured that when our product arrives it will always measure up to our company’s stringent quality standards.
Is it safe to order on your website?
Yes, your information is secure at our website. We take extra steps to keep your financial information private and safe. All transactions occur in a secure area of our site so that you can buy online with confidence. We use industry-standard encryption technologies when transferring and receiving information to process your orders.
Will I be charged sales tax?
Save 7-10% in sales tax when you shop online with Badash except when shipping to New York where we are required by law to collect sales tax. All taxes are calculated and included in the final price communicated at the end of your order. Jack Badash Inc. is required by law to declare an accurate value on all shipments.
How do I cancel or change an order?
If for any reason you need to cancel or change an order after submitting it, please call our Customer Service Specialists at 631-242-9101. Keep in mind, if your order has already been processed (i.e. packed and shipped), it may be too late to cancel or change the shipment. However, you can return the order once it is received. In the event you refuse an order after it has been shipped, you will be responsible for any shipping charges related to that order.
Where can I see what I’ve ordered in the past?
Registered members can view their Order History through the “My Account” section. Unregistered customers who checkout as a guest cannot see their order histories. Unregistered customers (i.e. customers who checkout as a “Guest”) may contact our Customer Service Specialists for tracking details.
Why should I register as a member?
Registered members get special perks such as an online Address Book, Subscription preferences, ability to view Order History and easy access to checkout by simply entering your
Does your website have a bridal registry?
Our website does not offer registry services but we do have a Wish List. You can save your favorite items and share them with friends and family through email or social networks.
Do you provide international shipping?
We do ship internationally, however significant shipping, duties, and customs fees may apply. Please contact our Customer Care Department at 631-242-9101 or email us at email@example.com to place orders you wish to have shipped outside of the United States.
What kind of browser do I need to make purchases at Badash?
To make purchases online from this site, you must have an SSL-enabled browser, such as Microsoft Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, or Chrome. We test our site on new versions of browsers and do our best to offer the best experience on the latest versions of all browsers and all platforms.
What are my payment options?
We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover.
When is my credit card charged?
We do not charge your credit/debit card until we ship your merchandise. However, we do request an authorization of funds at the time you submit your order. This authorization tells us there are funds available in your credit/debit account and may impact the availability of these funds for other purchases. If there are multiple items in your order and they ship at different times (due to item availability, etc.), this may result in more than one transaction posting to your credit/debit account; the sum of these transactions will not exceed the total amount confirmed for your order.
How do I change my password?
Click My Account in the top navigation. You will be taken to the Account sign-in page. Locate the “Forgot your Password” link and click on it. You will be emailed a link to change your password. If you are already signed-in, click on My Account. In the left navigation, click on Edit Info. You can then change your personal information, email interests and password.
How do I contact Badash for assistance?
Contact our Customer Care Team by emailing Sales@badashcrystal.com or calling 631-242-9101. Customer Care hours are Monday–Friday, 9 am – 5 pm EST.
How do I remove myself from email and postal mailing lists?
We want to communicate with you only if you want to hear from us. If you prefer not to receive promotional information from us through email or postal mail, please let us know by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 631-242-9101. Customer Care hours are Mon–Friday, 9 am – 5 pm EST. We will remove your email address promptly. If you wish us to remove your mailing address as well, please include the address in the body of your email. All our marketing emails also contain a “manage preferences” and an “unsubscribe” link at the bottom, in accordance with the CAN-SPAM Act.
Please note, when you make a purchase, we will send you emails to confirm your order and its shipment. We may also need to contact you via phone or email, if we have questions regarding your order.
What if my purchase needs to arrive for a special occasion, like Mother’s Day or Christmas?
If you require delivery by a certain date, simply let us know when you are placing the order in the notes field.
Why are there differences in the sizes of the same item?
Part of the allure of handmade pieces is that no two are identical. Many of our pieces are free blown or hand-thrown, so the sizes will not be exact. Therefore, the measurements given for all glass pieces and pottery designs are approximate.
Atlanta International Gift Market
Badash Crystal Showroom – 886B
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